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Re: Good Books

Postby Devil-or-Angel » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:18 pm

Apparently I am now going to be reading "The Hunger Games" series.

My daughter got the first book for Christmas and has since purchased the second with some of her 'Christmas' money. A short while ago she asked what I was doing, so I told her I was "talking" about good books with some people on line, she ran off and came back with The Hunger Games and said "Well then you'll want to read this one....It's great!"

How could I say no???

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Re: Good Books

Postby anybeth22 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:44 pm

Quote Devil-or-Angel: Apparently I am now going to be reading "The Hunger Games" series.

My daughter got the first book for Christmas and has since purchased the second with some of her 'Christmas' money. A short while ago she asked what I was doing, so I told her I was "talking" about good books with some people on line, she ran off and came back with The Hunger Games and said "Well then you'll want to read this one....It's great!"

How could I say no???



You really can't! I think I'm gonna have to break down and read them. Movie looks interesting but I won't see it unless I read books first.

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Re: Good Books

Postby anybeth22 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:49 pm

Anyone that has read and liked Twilight should read city of bones. I havent read the series yet but it's in my pile. I've heard great things about the series. I've heard it's almost as good as HP. I can't think of the author but she started out writing fan fiction. I think that's pretty cool. I read one of her HP stories it was really good.


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Re: Good Books

Postby Devil-or-Angel » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Quote anybeth22: Anyone that has read and liked Twilight should read city of bones. I havent read the series yet but it's in my pile. I've heard great things about the series. I've heard it's almost as good as HP. I can't think of the author but she started out writing fan fiction. I think that's pretty cool. I read one of her HP stories it was really good.


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twitter has really ruined my ability to type in full paragraph form. Lol it's all short sentences now.


Texting is what has done me in...I always find myself having to go back and rewrite things that I unconsciously wrote in 'text' lingo!

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Re: Good Books

Postby LiasonSteckyFan » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:57 pm

Quote alikat: In the past 15 months I've really gotten back into reading and now I read A LOT!!!

Kindle made it so easy to read again and I'm really glad because I'd lost the passion and the attention span for reading for over a decade. (Career and family hindered it also)

My cbff and a few other friends were discussing The Bridgertons (Julia Quinn series) on twitter and I was like, WTF? Well, I downloaded the first book of the series and haven't stopped reading since.

I've read everything Julia Quinn has written. I averaged 2-3 books a week. I've since slowed down a bit and branched out from a very tunneled style writing/genre that I read.

I've always loved anything to do with England and the Regency period. The early 19th Century England is so much fun to read because I'm such an independent, free, headstrong woman that I just giggle at some of the rules for women back then.

NEVER SHOW YOUR ANKLES 8) 8) 8)

Other great authors of that genre are Karen Hawkins, Suzanne Enoch, Sabrina Jeffries. Those three plus Julia are my four favorites right now. I'll have read all of their books (Regency period romance genre) by the end of 2012. I like books in a series because I hate for books to end and series kind of allows it to continue a little.

Recently, a group of friends started a book club online and our first book was Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockman. It's romance and intrigue and action and Navy Seals...Unsung Hero is the first in a series about this group of Navy Seals and it's setting is around the millenium. It's so good that I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Since I just finished that book yesterday, I went back to what I like and I'm starting on And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke. I hope it's good.

My mother and my step-mother have both suggested books in the genre that I like. Unfortunately, I chose the one book from each author that both of them said "oh, that's not a really good one" Georgette Heyer and Catherine Coulture, I read Toll Bridge and The Sherbrooke Bride. I actually found them both a little difficult to read. Maybe the sentence structure or something. But since both mom's have said I picked their not so great books, I'm going to give each author another try.

I could list authors and books for days as in the year that I've been back to reading I've expanded but before I stopped reading it was Sidney Sheldon, James Patterson, Jackie Collins

When I was little, I loved Nancy Drew Mystery series and The Hardy Boys Mystery Series. And anything written by Judy Blume.


I used to love Judy Blume when I was a kid! Everytime my husband asks a nosey question, I always tell him " None of your beeswax, Ramona!" hahaha :D

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Re: Good Books

Postby IngaOlaf » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:28 am

Soaps in the 1800's!

Jane Austen, for sure!

Might try "The Three Musketeers" as well...the series starts with the book by the same name, but goes on and on, in soap opera tradition, to books that many don't know about...through their love lives, court intrigue, families, etc., until some of the fab four's deaths...OH! I cried!!! The last book is actually "The Man in the Iron Mask".

But, believe me, the in-between books are well worth it...

It depends on how the books were divided by publishers, but look for things like "Twenty Years After", "Ten Years Later", "Louise de La Valliere", "Le Compte de Bragellone", "The Queen's Necklace", "Son of Porthos", etc...

I was trying to track these books down through local used book stores before you could look for them on-line...and I was lucky enough to find great old editions...

Don't count on Wiki, they don't have good info on these novels...

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Re: Good Books

Postby JaneDoe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:16 am

Quote anybeth22: Anyone that has read and liked Twilight should read city of bones. I havent read the series yet but it's in my pile. I've heard great things about the series. I've heard it's almost as good as HP. I can't think of the author but she started out writing fan fiction. I think that's pretty cool. I read one of her HP stories it was really good.


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twitter has really ruined my ability to type in full paragraph form. Lol it's all short sentences now.


Thanks for this suggestion..... I'll have to check it out!

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Re: Good Books

Postby JaneDoe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:18 am

Quote Devil-or-Angel: Apparently I am now going to be reading "The Hunger Games" series.

My daughter got the first book for Christmas and has since purchased the second with some of her 'Christmas' money. A short while ago she asked what I was doing, so I told her I was "talking" about good books with some people on line, she ran off and came back with The Hunger Games and said "Well then you'll want to read this one....It's great!"

How could I say no???


They are really good and very riveting..... especially the last one. I could NOT stop thinking about it. They are disturbing at times, but I kept reminding myself that they were fiction and a time and place like this does not exist IRL.... at least I hope not! 8)

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Re: Good Books

Postby Devil-or-Angel » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:20 pm

Quote JaneDoe:
Quote Devil-or-Angel: Apparently I am now going to be reading "The Hunger Games" series.

My daughter got the first book for Christmas and has since purchased the second with some of her 'Christmas' money. A short while ago she asked what I was doing, so I told her I was "talking" about good books with some people on line, she ran off and came back with The Hunger Games and said "Well then you'll want to read this one....It's great!"

How could I say no???


They are really good and very riveting..... especially the last one. I could NOT stop thinking about it. They are disturbing at times, but I kept reminding myself that they were fiction and a time and place like this does not exist IRL.... at least I hope not! 8)

Thanks for the recommend...it's kinda hard to be sure if I can trust her opinion or not. She's a smart girl; loves to read and usually has pretty good taste in reading material, but like most kids her age she abuses the phrases "my favorite of all time"; "it's the best ever"; etc etc...

Now I have something to keep me busy this weekend while the hubby is away on a business trip!

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Re: Good Books

Postby theresao » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:17 pm

Quote anybeth22: Have any of you read Wicked? If you have I applaud you. I have tried reading this book 5 times!!! I can't get past part 1. I love the play, love the music to the play but can't for the life of me get into this book.


Yep, I read Wicked. Never finished the one about Cinderella's step sisters (Can't recall the name right now)though.


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